April 8, 2020

COVID-19: Need-to-Know News from
the USA

Trump holds support of political base in virus-prone states
Why Share It: Despite weeks of unfavorable public health and economic news, President Trump’s overall approval rating remains stable. Since the day he was inaugurated, the President has consistently drawn support from 40 to 45 percent of the American public. So far, the COVID-19 pandemic has not shaken the faith of his most ardent supporters.

The Coronavirus Will Change How We Work Forever
Why Share It: This article explains why some aspects of America’s “Work From Home Revolution” may be here to stay. One expert says there may be no turning back. "If you already have a trend or shift that is growing, a shock like the coronavirus pandemic tends to be supportive of that, accelerating the trend."

Markets Are Telling Trump to Listen to Experts
Why Share It: This Bloomberg article explains why the stock market rally this week, which briefly pushed the S&P 500 Index into technical bull territory, provides evidence that many investors believe strict public health measures — not wishful thinking — are the fastest path to recovery.

Infrared cameras, personal towels: China factories go to extremes to fend off virus
Why Share It: While the details of how China is reopening its economy outlined in this Washington Post article could be a roadmap for other countries, they also suggest that restarting the global economy will be no easy task.

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